Gary Greenberg, Author of “Book Of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry” at Powells Bookstore (audio included)

PowellsBookstoreGary Greenberg, Author of “Book Of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry” at Powells Bookstore Portland Oregon May 19 2013, with Will Hall

When I interviewed Gary Greenberg, author of “The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry” for Madness Radio last month, I knew it would be great to invite him to an event at Powell’s bookstore in Portland. Powell’s and Portland Hearing Voices have co-sponsored Robert Whitaker and Ethan Watters in the past, and when Gary got into town we once again  filled the store’s upstairs lecture room for an awesome and thoughtful evening.

book-of-woeGary surprised me with an invitation to interview him, Madness Radio-style, for the event, so we both took the stage on May 19. I asked  a few questions, shared a few of my own thoughts, and learned a lot from this fascinating thinker. Everyone seemed to have a good expeirence (I certainly enjoyed referencing AMC’s The Walking Dead for the first time in a talk).

Gary’s book is excellent and he’s a generally all-around great guy, not to mention a genius researcher and writer, so make sure to get yourself a copy. And be on the lookout for him in magazines like Harpers and The New Yorker, as well as the upcoming show soon to be on the Madness Radio archives at http://www.madnessradio.net (also look for the previous interview he did on his book Manufacturing Depression).

– Will Hall

Listen to Gary Greenberg’s talk here:

[audio http://www.madnessradio.net/audio-extra/GaryGreenbergBookofWoe-DSM-PowellsMay19-2013wWillHall.mp3 ]

PS

Big thanks to Powell’s for continuing to co-sponsor events with Portland Hearing Voices, but I must admit my allegiance to Broadside Bookshop in Northampton Massachusetts as the greatest bookstore in the world.

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